Invitation: Fumoir Grizzly





Scientific name: Carnobacterium divergens M35

Commercial name: Bac M35

Use: Food additive for the biopreservation of smoked salmon and trout products. Counters Listeria monocytogenes and replaces chemical additives and salt in food preservation.

Number of years in development: 15


  • Eradicates Listeria monocytogenes and inhibits its development on smoked salmon and trout for 21 days at 4 °C.
  • Efficacy proven on other food products. Research and development in progress.


  • Conserves the nutritional and organoleptic characteristics of the foods
  • Thermostable (remains effective even when temperatures vary)
  • No impact on the environment
  • No equivalent on the market

Organizations involved in the research:

  • Merinov: An integrated center for applied research in fishing
  • Université Laval
  • UQAR: Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Metabiolac: Industrial Research Chair in metabolic activity and the functionality of bioprotective lactic cultures
  • Innodal: Biotechnology lab for innovation in food safety

Investment: $600,000 (50% by Fumoir Grizzly and 50% by partners)

Partners (organizations and government)

  • MAPAQ: The Quebec ministry of agriculture, fisheries and food
  • MESI: The Quebec ministry of economics, science and innovation
  • TRANSAQ: A Quebec food processing organization
  • CRSNG-RDC: The Natural Sciences Research and Engineering Council
  • CRIBIQ: The Quebec consortium for industrial bioprocess research and innovation
  • Québec International
  • Mitacs


  • Technological partnership prize, ADRIQ (Association des directeurs de recherche industrielle du Québec).
  • Prize for innovation and prize for innovative company, CTAQ (Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec) in the “Technologies and Productivity” category.


Impact of recalls caused by Listeria monocytogenes contamination

  • Canada: annual average of 178 cases, 150 hospitalizations and 35 deaths. Total direct and collateral costs: 240 M$ CAN.
  • United States: c. 100 deaths per year. Total direct and collateral costs: 1,274 G$ CAN.
  • Listeria monocytogenes was the greatest cause of food recalls in Canada last year.



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Source :
Fumoir Grizzly

For information and to schedule an interview:
Jean-Sébastien Brousseau
T : 418 529-8270
C : 418 953-4749